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Learning From Draupadi


wealthymattersDraupadi is the daughter of Draupad,of the King of Panchala. She is the wife of  the five Pandavas and is their Queen.She is the only Sakhi (female friend) of Krishna.

Draupadi is motherless as she emerged fully formed out of the sacrificial fire in response to her father’s wishes for a means to avenge himself against Drona. She is not the product of her parent’s deep desire for a child,rather she is a result of her father’s need for a child to accomplish what he can’t.

Draupadi’s relationship with the Pandavas is complex and at the heart of the Mahabharata.Of the five Pandavas, Draupadi favors Arjuna the most. She is in love with him, whereas the others are in love with her. Arjuna has won her in the Swayamvar, Arjuna is her Lord, and she is devoted to him.On the other hand, she is not Arjuna’s favorite wife.Arjuna’s favorite wife is Subadhra, Krishna’s half-sister. He also dotes on Abhimanyu (his son with Subadhra) not so his sons from Draupadi and Chitrangada. All of Draupadi’s husbands married other women, but the only time Draupadi gets upset and distraught is when she learns of Arjuna’s marriage to Subadhra. Subadhra has to go to Draupadi dressed as a maid, just to assure her that she (Subadhra) will always be beneath Draupadi in status. Read more of this post

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